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Former Saudi foreign minister Prince Saud al-Faisal dies

Former Saudi foreign minister Prince Saud al-Faisal dies

Former Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal has died, Saudi sources said, two months after he was replaced following 40 years in the job. Prince Saud, who was appointed in 1975, was the world’s longest serving foreign minister when he was replaced on April 29 by Adel al-Jubeir, the then ambassador to Washington. Prince Saud […]

Iran’s Revolutionary Guards: “Destruction of Israel” is Islamic World’s Top Priority

Iran’s Revolutionary Guards: “Destruction of Israel” is Islamic World’s Top Priority

The issue of Palestine and pursuing the strategy of destruction of Israel are the Muslim world’s overriding priorities, the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) said in a statement ahead of the International Quds Day. The statement, issued on Wednesday, has called on the people of Iran and other Muslim countries to attend the mass rallies […]

Two Israeli citizens held in Gaza, Israel suspects militant Hamas movement

Two Israeli citizens held in Gaza, Israel suspects militant Hamas movement

Two Israeli citizens are being held in Gaza, at least one probably by the militant Hamas movement, Israel says. Avraham Mangisto, of Ethiopian origin, went into the Palestinian territory of his own accord last September and has been missing since then, officials say. An Israeli Arab is also being held in Gaza, the defence ministry […]

Four million refugees have fled Syrian conflict – UN

Four million refugees have fled Syrian conflict – UN

More than four million Syrians – a sixth of the population – have fled abroad to escape the conflict in their country, the United Nations has said. A surge in the number of people crossing into Turkey has increased the total by one million in just 10 months. More than seven million others have been […]

Iran nuclear talks face US deadline

Iran nuclear talks face US deadline

Pressure is mounting on world powers and Iran to reach a deal on its nuclear programme and avoid the issue becoming bogged down in the US Congress. If a final agreement is not reached by Friday, Congress will double the time it takes to review an accord. That will delay the lifting of US sanctions. […]

Pakistan warns India, says can use nuclear weapons if needed

Pakistan warns India, says can use nuclear weapons if needed

Islamabad: Not withstanding the efforts being taken by the BJP government at the Centre led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to improve relations with neighbouring countries, Pakistan has made a provocative statement threatening that the option to use nuclear weapons is always available to them. The statement was made by Pakistan’s Defence Minister Khawaja Asif, […]

Secret to IS success – They infiltrate their targets, unleash mayhem and fight to the death

Secret to IS success – They infiltrate their targets, unleash mayhem and fight to the death

Bearded and wearing bright blue bandanas, the Islamic State group’s “special forces” unit gathered around their commander just before they attacked the central Syrian town of al-Sukhna. “Victory or martyrdom,” they screamed, pledging their allegiance to God and vowing never to retreat. The IS calls them “Inghemasiyoun,” Arabic for “those who immerse themselves.” The elite […]

Saudi comedian gets death threats and huge ratings for TV show that mocks ISIS

Saudi comedian gets death threats and huge ratings for TV show that mocks ISIS

A NEW TV satire has become a hit in the Arab world by using dark comedy to mock some of the region’s most serious issues, from the Sunni-Shiite divide, to the brutality of the Islamic State group (ISIS). The show, Selfie, has also brought a backlash. ISIS sympathisers have made death threats against its Saudi […]

Khaleel al-Dakhi the man who risks his life rescuing kidnapped women from ISIS

Khaleel al-Dakhi the man who risks his life rescuing kidnapped women from ISIS

A lawyer named Khaleel al-Dakhi tells Olivia Goldhill why he isn’t afraid to rescue women and children from the unimaginable horrors of the Islamic State. During the siege of Mount Sinjar last August, thousands of men were brutally murdered over a matter of weeks. But amid the slaughter, the Islamic State of Iraq and the […]

U.S. conducts first drone strikes against ISIS in Afghanistan, 49 dead

U.S. conducts first drone strikes against ISIS in Afghanistan, 49 dead

The first US drone operation targeting purported Daesh fighters in Afghanistan has killed at least 49 fighters in eastern Afghanistan, officials confirmed Tuesday. The first of two strikes targeted fighters in Nangarhar province’s Achin district, killing at least 12 militants at midday on Monday, said the provincial governor’s spokesman Ahmad Zia Adulzai. Abdulzai said initial […]

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